A sometimes rainy day

Sometimes it rains; sometimes it doesn’t.

Yesterday it rained.

All day.

It rained in the morning, it rained in the afternoon, it rained into the night, and then into the morning.

The persistent rain and the clouds that ushered it in upended my crochet a bit.

I had a project I wanted to work on, but the unyielding cloud cover made it impossible to do the color work that needed to be done, so while that crochet idea was on hold, hovering in my head, I decided to move forward on making an entire rainbow of scrap yarn crochet cats.

With a red and blue one already completed:

scrap yarn crochet cats, crochetbug
A duo of scrap cats

I was (am) already two crochet cats into a rainbow, so this morning, when I found myself in a coffee shop with a latte and a croissant, I was glad that I had also bought along my traveling crochet atelier complete with a rainbow array of colors, and I got to work.

By the time my latte and croissant were done, I had three more scrap yarn crochet cat bases completed:

single crochet rectangles for scrap yarn amigurumi cats
Coffee shop crochet

and then, in the all day intermittent rain, I finished three more of the scrap yarn crochet cat bases for a total of six:

The start of a rainbow pounce of crochet scrap cats

With the bases done, I went off in search of my scrap yarn balls and discovered that I didn’t have six cat’s worth of yarn scraps tied end-to-end.

Fortunately, however, I have a bag full of yarn scraps in need of knotting:

yarn scraps from projects past
A vast collection of yarn scraps

I got to work, dividing the yarn scraps into four categories:

  • too short too knot together
  • long enough to knot together, and just the right length for a scrap yarn crochet cat
  • too long for the crochet cat, but just right for a ripple project I want to make
  • too long for the ripple project, but just right for a scrap yarn granny square

and after an hour I had made visible (as long as you didn’t look in the bag) progress on scrap yarn sorting/knotting efforts:

yarn scraps from projects past
Balls of yarn scraps organized by length of yarn scrap

I never know when I pick up my hook just where it is I will travel, but with my fervid imagination and a bag full of yarn, I always end up some place I didn’t know I wanted to be.

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One thought on “A sometimes rainy day

  1. Nice to know I am not the only one who likes to keep yarn scraps and also likes to sort them.
    I can’t bear to see anything go to waste. It looks like you had a productive morning despite the rain.

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